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Q: Why should I join the PTA ?                        

The Melwood Elementary School Parent Teacher Association will help you stay connected with what’s happening in your child's school. You will have the opportunity to meet other parents, teachers, and community members to discuss and share ideas, concerns, and experiences about the school.  In joining the PTA, you will be demonstrating to your child the importance you place on education and by getting involved you can help bring positive changes to your school. 

Because of your membership and participation in the PTA, Melwood Elementary will have the opportunity to become one of the BEST schools in gorgeous Prince Georges County! Help us not just meet but achieve our goal! Join today!


Q: How does the PTA communicate with parents?

We communicate with our parents, educators, staff, and community members via monthly meetings held the 1st Tuesday of every month, a weekly e-News digest (e-Squawk), our website, Facebook Page, Twitter Account (@PTAMelwood), and through our website. Additionally, we can be reached through e-mail melwoodptaedu@gmail.com
 

Q: Who can join the PTA and how much does it cost?

Anyone can join the Melwood PTA. You do not have to be a parent or teacher of a child attending your school to join. The cost to join is $10.00 of which $4.00 goes towards State and National Chapter fees and $6.00 goes towards the PTA account as a fundraiser.  Members are welcome to donate more and all donations are tax-deductible. Click here to sign up for your membership online and or to make a tax-deductible donation. 
 

Q: Why do I have to pay to join the PTA?

The PTA is a national organization that has state and local chapters. The National PTA advocates legislatively to help change, amend and create laws in the best interest of children nationwide.  To view the benefits included with your membership, click here. The Maryland PTA supports us by offering, programs, workshops, resources, training and other information to help us achieve the goals. 
 

Q: Will my donations be tax deductible?

Yes. We are a 501C  (3) non-profit organization. All donations to the Melwood PTA are tax deductible. If you need a receipt for your donation please e-mail us at melwoodptaedu@gmail.com to obtain one. 

Q: What ways can I get involved with the PTA?

It's not just about attendance. We need help to make things happen! Do you telework 1 day a week? Can you put together packets, spruce up a website or clip and consolidate Box Tops? We need you! There are MANY volunteer opportunities and committees to join: Fundraising, Membership, Communications, Hospitality, Advocacy and others. Please contact us at melwoodptaedu@gmail.com to learn more about opportunities to volunteer.